The Flash: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)

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Season 1
The Flash

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The Flash benefits from its purposefully light atmosphere, making it a superhero show uniquely geared toward genre fans as well as novices.

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Critic Ratings: 63

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 7, 2014
2
Air date: Oct 14, 2014
3
Air date: Oct 21, 2014
4
Air date: Oct 28, 2014
5
Air date: Nov 11, 2014
6
Air date: Nov 18, 2014
7
Air date: Nov 25, 2014
8
Air date: Dec 2, 2014
9
Air date: Dec 9, 2014
10
Air date: Jan 20, 2015
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Season 1 of this action-adventure series follows Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), an assistant police forensic investigator who was orphaned when his father was falsely imprisoned following the mysterious murder of his mother. The season begins with Allen being struck by lightning during an intense storm caused by a particle accelerator explosion that bathes the city with an unusual form of radiation. The strike puts Allen in a coma for nine months. When he wakes up, he quickly learns he can move at superhuman speeds. It's a fate that also befalls others in the wake of the explosion and storm, creating several "metahumans." Allen then uses his newfound power to fight crime and go on a hunt for his mother's true killer. Candace Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh and Jesse L. Martin also star.

Cast

Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen/The Flash
Candice Patton
as Iris West
Carlos Valdes
as Cisco Ramon
Danielle Panabaker
as Caitlin Snow
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Joe West
Rick Cosnett
as Eddie Thawne
Tom Cavanagh
as Harrison Wells
Wentworth Miller
as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold
Victor Garber
as Dr. Martin Stein
Malese Jow
as Linda Park
Clancy Brown
as General Eiling
Stephen Amell
as Oliver Queen/Arrow
Andy Mientus
as Hartley Rathaway/Pied Piper
Dominic Purcell
as Mick Rory/Heat Wave
Amanda Pays
as Tina McGee
Teddy Sears
as Jay Garrick
Shantel VanSanten
as Patty Spivot
Roger Howarth
as Mason Bridge
Liam McIntyre
as Mark Mardon/Weather Wizard
Devon Graye
as The Trickster
Paul Blackthorne
as Captain Lance
Anthony Carrigan
as Kyle Nimbus/The Mist
Greg Finley
as Tony/Girder
William Sadler
as Simon Stagg
Brandon Routh
as Ray Palmer
Katie Cassidy
as Black Canary
Kelly Frye
as Bette Sans Souci
Tom Butler
as Editor
Mark Hamill
as James Jesse
Martin Novotny
as Hannibal Bates
Emily Kinney
as Brie Larvin
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Critic Reviews for The Flash Season 1

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (30)

It does something that really no other superhero show or movie has done in a while, and that's make being superhero look really... enjoyable.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

What executive producers Andrew Kreisberg and Greg Berlanti have settled on here is a kind of family-friendly action-adventure show with a solid sense of humor about itself as well as a strong streak of sentiment about the things that really matter.

Oct 7, 2014 | Full Review…
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It doesn't ask for too much of its audience except to sit back and let the new adventure unfold. And, did I mention it was fun?

Oct 7, 2014 | Full Review…
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He's a little different from many contemporary comic superheroes, though, in that he rarely jumps off the screen. He's more subtle, which distributes the drama load around the rest of the cast.

Oct 7, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Gustin's Allen certainly has his melancholy moments, but they disperse as quickly as a summer shower.

Oct 7, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Even compared to Gotham, The Flash isn't as stylish or nuanced -- but there's a sense that's not what it wants to be. This is more classic, old-fashioned, gladly-suspend-your-disbelief entertainment.

Oct 7, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Given the polish of the cast and chemistry... The CW has taken the launch of another Justice League member into live-action drama quite seriously.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The plot bumbles here and there, not with a whoosh, but more banal television thunk, thunk, oops.

Sep 16, 2019 | Full Review…

At its best, the first season of The Flash is a rebuttal of toxic masculinity. On the flipside, women remain marginalized and disability is mishandled.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

While The Flash might not hold up all that well, as is often the case with special effects-based series, it's still an admirable effort.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

A great cheesy watch for a cold winter's eve.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The Flash is off to a solid start.

Feb 12, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Flash: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    The detective side of Barry Allen was no doubt the focus of the season, everything was mysterious and interesting to see.
  • 4d ago
    The Flash, While it took a few episodes to really get going (I'd say it got good from the 9th episode onwards The Flash is a good show worth checking out. Grant Gustin as the flash, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon and Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells all do a good job and are all likeable and interesting characters in their own way. But the real standout of the show is easily Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart aka Captain Cold. He steals the show here and is by far the best character in the entire show and every episode featuring him is a blast. There are also great guest appearances by Robert Knepper and Dominic Purcell which I appreciated as I am a big fan of these actors. But the greatest thing about this show is that it fully embraces its comic book nature and the show is packed with easter eggs and nods to DC Comics which is greatly appreciated. Its cheesy humor may not be for everyone but for me it just adds to the appeal of the show. The Flash is a good show which is highly respectful to its source material and manages to entertain and thrill its viewers.
  • Jan 10, 2020
    I love this show and season. Tom Cavanagh was the perfect choice for the reverse flash and I hope one day we get a season about his life and how he comes to hate the flash. Barry, Iris, Joe, Cisco, and Caitlin, Snart and others were the perfect choice. Whoever picked this cast is a filming genius. Good work.
  • Jan 09, 2020
    Great Series!! I recommend
  • Dec 18, 2019
    The Flash is my favorite TV show and the 1st season will always be the best. I can't imagine anyone else play the Flash better than Grant Gustin!!!.
  • Dec 15, 2019
    loved it! this was my first introduction to the arrow-verse and may I say daaaaaamn
  • Nov 15, 2019
    One of My Favorite Seasons of any Show. This had everything from Comedy, Drama, Mystery and Thriller. Balanced all amazingly, and did a good job at keeping you connected and watching.
  • Oct 27, 2019
    Everything was great, well paced and very emotional. Reverse-Flash was also fantastic! Unfortunately, no other season of the arrow verse can do top this season.
  • Oct 22, 2019
    The Flash's first season presents again and perfectly this hero to the small screen due to his competent direction, genius script, fantastic action scenes, vibrant visual effects and excellent performances by Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh and Jesse L. Martin
  • Oct 17, 2019
    An excellent first season.

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